Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Pears and Bargains, Tablescape Thursday



     This week is Thanksgiving, as well as Tablescape Thursday. I wish you all a day filled with love, family and wonderful food. Please take some time today or tomorrow and visit our hostess Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch to get some great table setting ideas from  the other participants.

     I really planned on doing a holiday tablescape this week. Of course that was before I went to Cracker Barrel and found the fall tureen and ladle on sale for half price! It is my first soup tureen, but I'm sure it won't be my last. I never really wanted one, then I joined in with Tablescape Thursday.




As you can see, it is very detailed. What you can't see is the pear that is in the cornucopia, I forgot to take a picture of that side. I used a a branch with some sugared fruit and just a touch of holiday glitz.



The dark green plates are from Wal-Mart. The salad plates I bought last month for $1 each at TJ Maxx. The crystal I've had for several years, as well as the gold flatware. I remember buying it years ago and I never used it until I set this table. I forgot all about it until I started tablescaping. The tablecloth is vintage with leaves and of course my gold napkins.



Aren't these cute for $1?







20 comments:

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh how pretty -- and I loved your salad from the last post too -- that's going in my files for sure -- Beautiful tureen -- It looks so detailed, I know you'll enjoy it. I'm afraid I've made lots of purchases since I've started tablescaping of things I didn't know I wanted -- until they looked so pretty on someone elses table. Right now, I'm in a glasses frenzy -- I've bought three sets in the last week and I'm so running out of storage room!

dee dee said...

Sue,
What a beautiful taplescape! I love the pears and the tureen is lovely! I wanted to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving and to let you know that your friendship ( or blogship) and words of encouragement during these past few months have meant so much to me! God bless... Dee Dee

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, Sue... what a fun table, and I'm very, very jealous that you a) got that turreen for half price, b) got those plates for a dollar each at the Maxx, and c) found those nifty chargers at WalMart. I hope they have more!!! I didn't make it to the sales at Cracker Barrel because my husband has been sick and is now recuperating, but I am loving what everyone else found! Good job on your table. It's fun and festive, and I love the pears on the plates that coordinate with the ones on the tureen... still can't believe the prices. Good deal!

I set the table for Tablescape Thursday, but we are going out tomorrow! LOL! We were supposed to be away for the holiday in NC, but he is still recuperating. Consequently, we changed plans, and I decided we are going out on a "date." ;-)

Hope that both your Tablescape Thursday and Thanksgiving are very happy!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Hi Sue,
You set such a lovely table. The soup tureen is beautiful- and makes quite a statement in the center of your table! Lovely. You did a great job with the pear theme. I love those pear plates!!!!
Wonderful job, Sue!

I hope you have a very blessed Thanksgiving! Getting to know you has been such a blessing to me. I am always so excited when you visit!
Enjoy your day!
Yvonne

Rettabug said...

Sue, that single pear sitting on the pear pattern plate is PERFECT! I am sooo jealous of your bargain purchase on the gorgeous tureen. We don't have a CB very close but I'm tempted to make a road trip to find something similar.
Your whole table is beautiful!

I want to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving to you & yours.

fondly,
Rett

Julie said...

Hi Sue, love all the pears...What a great table...Happy Thanksgiving to you and your Family my Friend
xoxo
Julie

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

I love your soup tureen, can't believe you found it for sale at cracker barrel we don't have any of those rest. in ca. I don't think, anyway I too couldn't wait to get a tureen, my sister gave me one, I sure would love to have another....Love your whole tablescape, love the dollar plates, wow what a good deal...

xinex said...

Love your tablescape, Sue! And what a deal on those pretty plates. The tureen is so beautiful. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!..Christine

food with style said...

cute plates! hope you have a wonderful thanksgiving~

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Lovely tablescape...full of bliss and blessings! Have a wonderful day! Coralie

Pat said...

Beautiful! I'm so glad I stopped by.

Mimi said...

Sue, beautiful table! I am smiling about your not ever wanting a tureen until you started doing tablescapes...I didn't either....I had one with my Liberty Blue that is really to large to be practical, but I have found 3 in the past 5-6 weeks! This is very addictive, isn't it!

BrightenedBoy said...

Wow, affordable and stylish! You do such a good job with this.

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

Beautiful Sue, hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I have really eaten too much, and don't know why I have to do this every year...I really didn't need the second piece of pecan pie, did I?

:)

Michelle

FrugalMom said...

What a fantastic and very tasty looking table.

Jeanette said...

How lovely. Pears make me happy, the shape, the color....your table scape is elegant.

koralee said...

I love pears...another amazing table...I really do not know how you do it!

JUST ME said...

Honestly, that table was AWESOME.

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Everything looks very pretty! Wonderful job on the tablescape.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Jeanette said...

That is so pretty. Just lovely colors. I have a passion for pears.